Tennesseans Have A Say In Plans For 2 Billion Dollars Of American Rescue Plan Funds For Schools

Tennessee Has Received Almost 2.5 Billion Dollars In American Rescue Plan Elementary And Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Funds After The Plan For How To Use The Money Was Approved By The U.S. Department Of Education.

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Masks Not Mandated, Strongly Encouraged In Hamilton County Schools

Dr. Justin Robertson, The New Superintendent Of Hamilton County Schools, Has Shared The School District’s Virus Mitigation Strategies Going Into The Second Semester Of The 2021-22 School Year.

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This Is Wrong. – Op-Ed

Whether You Have Chosen To Get Vaccinated, Chosen To Wait And See, Chosen To Remain Unvaccinated, Or Chosen To Keep Your Medical Decisions Private; You Have Made A Choice. This Ability To Choose What Is Right For You Is The Very Bedrock That America Is Built On; Freedom. UT-Battelle’s Actions Erode This Bedrock By Giving Their Employees No Choice; No Freedom. This Is Not The America I Know And UT-Battelle’s Actions Are Wrong.

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TN Dept of Health Plans To Share Children’s Private Information With Federal Government

In A Letter That Was Sent To All TN School Superintendents, TN Dept Of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey And TN Dept Of Ed Commissioner Penny Schwinn Outlined The State’s Directive To Collaborate With The Federal Government To Collect And Share Data Concerning Contact Tracing Of Children Among Other Private Information.

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Anderson County Will Reinstate Mask Mandate If Schools Pass 2% Positivity Rate

In A Letter Issued To Parents, Teachers And Staff, The Director Of Anderson County Schools Stated That The District Will Reinstate A Mask Mandate For Students And Staff If A School Exceeds A 2% Positivity Rate.

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Tennessee Pastor Will Not Allow Masks In His Church

A TN Pastor, Greg Locke, Told Members Of His Church That Anyone Who Shows Up Wearing A Mask Will Not Be Allowed To Stay. He Has Been Against Masks Since Early In The Pandemic And Gave Out The Warning In Response To Many Cities And Counties Issuing New Mask Mandates.

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Biden Requiring Federal Government Workers To Show Proof Of Vaccination

Biden On Thursday Said His Administration Will Require All Federal Employees And Contractors To Show Proof Of Vaccination. Federal Workers Or Contractors Who Can’t Show A Proof Of Vaccination Will Be Required To Wear Masks, Practice Physical Distancing, And Be Subject To Twice-Weekly COVID-19 Tests Under The New Rules.

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Rhodes College Punishes Unvaccinated Students Financially

Rhodes Notified Students Via A Letter That They Will Be Charging $1500 To All Students Who Are Not Vaccinated. The College Claims The Fee Will Be Used To Cover The Expense Of Weekly Testing.

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Chattanooga Officially Reopening All Remaining City Facilities Shuttered During Pandemic

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly Issued An Executive Order On Friday That Will Reopen All Remaining City Facilities That Were Shut Down During The Pandemic.

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At Least 7 States Amend Mask Requirements To Align With Updated CDC Guidance

At Least 7 States Amended Their Existing Mask Orders To Align With CDC Guidance And Exempt Fully Vaccinated Individuals From Most Indoor Mask Requirements, As Of May 14.

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